Airports in Moscow temporarily halted service for the second day in a row on Tuesday as Ukrainian drones again targeted the region, part of Kyiv’s strategy to bring the war to Russian civilians.
Andrey Vorobyev, governor of the Moscow Oblast, said two drones were intercepted in the region and fell outside of the capital city of Moscow. He said one fell in the city of Krasnogorsk and damaged an apartment building and nearby cars, with no casualties reported.
“The shockwave shattered windows in an apartment block and damaged cars. There were no injuries among residents, and no fire followed,” Vorobyev said, according to Russia’s TASS news agency.
TASS reported that two Moscow airports restricted service temporarily, and nine flights were redirected to alternative airports as a result. A day earlier, about 50 flights were redirected from Moscow airports due to drone attacks.
When Ukrainian drone attacks on Moscow began to ramp up earlier this summer, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said the war was “gradually returning to Russia’s territory, to its symbolic centers and military bases.”
Yurii Ihnat, a spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force, said the purpose of the drone attacks on Moscow is to impact those who feel the war is distant. The comments broke from Ukraine’s previous policy of ambiguity on attacks inside Russian territory.